Thousands of Turks across the country took to the streets to protest an economic crisis that is heading into its third month, demanding the government resign if it can’t solve the problem. The Turkish lire has lost 70 percent of its value in recent weeks and labor unions, truck drivers and students are leading the protests. Officials fear that extremists may infiltrate the demonstrators and spark a campaign of urban violence in an attempt to overthrow the secular government and install an Islamic one. Meetings with international aid groups are underway in a search for a solution to the crisis.